Meanwhile, the share of 55- to 64-year-olds who use online dating has doubled over the same time period (from 6% in 2013 to 12% in 2015).For young adults in particular, this overall increase in online dating usage has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the use of mobile dating apps.The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
These young adults are now more likely than any other age group to use mobile dating apps.Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.POF.com, also known as Plenty Of Fish, is an online dating site headquartered in Vancouver.It is one of the biggest dating sites with over 90 million registered users across the globe. Mingle2 is a membership service of which users pay to be a part.It was originally a service called Just Say Hi, but the site transitioned to Mingle2 in 2008 and now works with many populations of singles.Although 15% of Americans have used online dating themselves, a larger share report that they are familiar with online dating from the experiences of people they know.